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Dec 06 2015

MOVIE: BOSTON FILM CRITICS GROUPS ANNOUNCE 2015 AWARDS!

By |2015-12-06T19:55:51-04:00December 6th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Romance, Thriller, War|1 Comment

THE CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN!! This weekend, the two Boston film critics groups to which I belong announced their 2015 year end awards! So whose picks are closest to yours? Read all the way to the bottom and see if it's MAD MAX or SPOTLIGHT-- and all the rest. Peruse the results and let me know what you think! The [...]

Jul 22 2015

MOVIE: WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL 2015

By |2015-07-22T15:22:06-04:00July 22nd, 2015|Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|0 Comments

I know — it’s summer at the movies, but fear not — there is a way to block those brainless blockbusters with more satisfying alternatives: The 24th annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest on Cape Cod, is set to roll for eight days (July 25 to Aug. 1)! We’re talking more than 100 films showcasing [...]

Nov 13 2014

HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE!

By |2014-11-13T11:04:40-04:00November 13th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Musicals, Thriller, War|0 Comments

Will they be holiday hits? Will they win OSCARS? Add these to my Fall Movie Preview list for a complete big screen Holiday Movie Guide! (11/14) THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING He's the English-speaking Einstein--British physicist Stephen Hawking--whose book A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME made us all think we could almost understand the theory of everything. This biopic stars [...]

Feb 11 2014

MOVIE: THE MONUMENTS MEN

By |2014-02-11T20:38:25-04:00February 11th, 2014|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, War|1 Comment

Look. I love the arts. And this is a FANTASTIC a story about rescuing artistic masterpieces from Nazis and returning them to their owners-- I mean, what could be better than that?!! Well, having seen THE MONUMENTS MEN-- just about anything. This is one of those hidden chapters of World War II that begs to [...]

Jul 26 2013

SUMMER MOVIES: BEST (& worst) OF THE REST…

By |2013-07-26T01:17:49-04:00July 26th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Joyce's Choices, Kids, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|3 Comments

I've yet to see THE WOLVERINE and believe I am the LONE CRITIC who loved THE LONE RANGER. Here's the best & worst of the rest so far: 20 FEET FROM STARDOM--This revealing, heartbreaking documentary charts the careers, hopes, dreams, disappointments of the back-up singers who literally stand inches away from center stage-the voices behind [...]

Feb 23 2013

:30 SECOND REVIEW–LINCOLN

By |2013-03-01T14:48:56-04:00February 23rd, 2013|30 Second Reviews, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, War|21 Comments

Welcome to my new JOYCE'S :30 SECOND REVIEW of LINCOLN! If you don't have time to read my FULL TEXT REVIEW, and you want the bottom line fast, with VIDEO-- Check out my :30 Second Review! Let me know what you think!

Jan 10 2013

OSCAR NOMINATIONS: SNUBS & HUGS

By |2013-01-10T23:54:40-04:00January 10th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Thriller, War|0 Comments

I set my alarm (as a late riser, I'm always on L.A. time) and was up at the crack of 8:30 to hear Emma Stone and this year's Oscar Host Seth MacFarlane announce the nominations-- when I was blown out of my breakfast nook by the stupefying news that Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck were [...]

Jan 08 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: ZERO DARK THIRTY

By |2013-01-08T00:22:19-04:00January 8th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Thriller, War|0 Comments

Osama Bin Laden is dead. The chilling and detailed ZERO DARK THIRTY directed by Kathryn Bigelow (the first woman ever to win an Oscar for Best Director: THE HURT LOCKER) and written by Mark Boal tells us with great suspense and precision of the ten-year hunt for the terrorist leader, and his execution by Navy [...]

Dec 10 2012

BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2012!

By |2012-12-10T00:27:37-04:00December 10th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Thriller, Uncategorized, War|0 Comments

We saw. We met. We voted. The BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS (BSFC) has just announced its awards for the best films, performances, and technical achievements in 15 major categories for 2012! Topping the list with three awards is director Kathryn Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY about the ten-year hunt for Osama bin Laden which won BEST [...]

Nov 08 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: LINCOLN

By |2012-12-02T19:44:28-04:00November 8th, 2012|Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies, War|2 Comments

I have seen LINCOLN-- and he is Daniel Day-Lewis. This is an absolutely flawless performance, which together with Spielberg's direction, Tony Kushner's screenplay, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book TEAM OF RIVALS, and a treasure trove of vivid performances -- has resulted in one of the finest movies of the year, and one [...]